How to Play Dungeons & Dragons

How to play dungeons and dragons

So you want to learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons, right?┬áNow, more than ever Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying like it are making a massive comeback. In fact, there are currently an estimated 13.7 million Dungeons & Dragons players in the world. But as a new player, where do you start? And … Continue reading How to Play Dungeons & Dragons

How to Create Puzzles for Fifth Edition | A New How-to Guide for 5e GMs

Fifth Edition has a lot of cool elements to it that GMs can use: combat, exploration, and, of course, plenty of role play. These are often considered the four pillars of a tabletop RPG. However, I believe that there is a fourth that's just as important: problem solving and critical thinking. And it is arguably … Continue reading How to Create Puzzles for Fifth Edition | A New How-to Guide for 5e GMs

How to Create a Roguish Archetype | Resource for Fifth Edition DMs (plus a NEW Roguish Archetype Option)

For a long time now, this has been my most popular article. Recently, I got off my lazy butt and finally decided to create a PDF for this. You can get it on my Patreon. That way, you can download it and read it on your own time. Design Notes Here is the thought process … Continue reading How to Create a Roguish Archetype | Resource for Fifth Edition DMs (plus a NEW Roguish Archetype Option)

A Quick Primer on Encounter Mathematics | DM’s Workshop for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Last night, I whipped up a quickie (well, it was around 4,000 words, but I digress) document on how to create an adventure in 30 minutes or so. While looking at it, I realized that I probably zipped through the math on it pretty quick. I realize now that I sometimes take for granted how … Continue reading A Quick Primer on Encounter Mathematics | DM’s Workshop for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

How to Create a Bad Ass Adventure in 30 Minutes or Less | DM’s Workshop

Recently, my Saturday group hit the infamous level 11, placing them in the third tier. What does third tier mean in D&D? In the third tier (levels 11-16) characters have reached a level of power that sets them high above the ordinary populace and makes them special even among adventurers. At 11th level, many spellcasters … Continue reading How to Create a Bad Ass Adventure in 30 Minutes or Less | DM’s Workshop